In a sneak peek from Friday’s episode of “Mama June: From Not to Hot,” Mama June Shannon is forced to acknowledge the real reason behind her dramatic weight loss. While her journey began as a means to get revenge on her ex Sugar Bear, Mama June’s trainer Kenya asks her to think about why she truly wants to lose weight.
“My goal when I first started this weight loss journey was to make Sugar Bear kind of jealous. But it’s no longer about revenge,” Mama June says. “Doing all the surgeries really took a toll on me—not just physically, but emotionally. I don’t want to disappoint everybody and not be the skinny Mama June that everybody is looking forward to. But if I go with something as serious as the next surgery, it can’t be about making everyone happy—it’s got to be about me.”
In addition to changing her diet and exercise, Mama June also underwent gastric sleeve surgery, had a breast augmentation and was scheduled to have another surgery to remove the excess skin from her arms and neck. While her family just wants her to be happy, daughter Alana aka Honey Boo Boo is worried that she’ll be forever displeased with her looks if she doesn’t go through with the final surgery.
“Mama, you always talk about these bat wings,” she says while poking her arms. “Why don’t you want ’em gone now?”
“I mean, you can’t just fly away from your problems!” sister Pumpkin chimes in.
Mama June embraces the real reason behind her weight loss